Defective Car Lawyer
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Defects in cars, SUVs, trucks and other motor vehicles cause numerous unnecessary injuries and deaths each year. Driven by corporate greed, many manufacturers allow unsafe vehicles on the market, either with full knowledge of defects or without adequatel testing for dangerous defects.
One of the best illustrations of the way corporate greed led to the continued use of vehicles known to be dangerous is the exploding Ford Pinto. Ford knew their Pinto cars were defectively designed in a way that resulted in the car exploding if hit from behind, but Ford allowed them to remain on the road based on an analysis determining it would be less expensive to pay legal claims than to recall the cars.
At the Rasansky Law Firm, a nationally-renowned firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our team of attorneys represents victims injured by dangerous and defective cars and auto parts throughout Texas and the United States.
We are proud to feature nationally-acclaimed and award-winning attorney Jeff Rasansky. Mr. Rasansky has extensive experience with all types of auto and motor vehicle injury claims. The Rasansky Law Firm handles a wide range of injury claims resulting from defective cars, including SUV rollover claims and claims for serious injuries caused by defective seatbelts, brakes, tires and other car parts.
For additional information about our law firm and some of the many benefits of retaining us to assist you with your defective car claim, visit our About Us page.
Experienced Dangerous and Defective Motor Vehicle Claims Lawyer
There are many types of dangerous and defective car products that can give rise to a personal injury claim. The following are examples of circumstances where a dangerous or defective car can cause serious injury or death:
A defective airbag can cause significantly more injuries than it prevents. In particular, defective airbags are dangerous in the following situations:
- The defective airbag fails to deploy in a high-speed, head-on collision
- The defective airbag deploys with too much force
- The defective airbag deploys too slowly
Seat belts are designed to prevent injury to the driver and passengers when a vehicle is involved in an accident; however, a defective seat belt or other safety restraint can result in a driver or passenger sustaining serious injury or death. Seat belt defects can include any of the following:
- Defective lap-belt
- Defective or improperly placed anchor
- Defective seat belt retractor
- Defective seat belt latch
- Defective release button
Defective Seat Backs
A seat back failure or seat collapse can occur during a rear-end collision in which car occupants are thrown backwards with great force, thereby applying strong pressure to the seat back. Seat backs may be defective in various ways:
- Faulty design
- Poor construction
- Defective materials used in construction
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), thousands of traffic accidents each year are caused by tire blowouts. While some of these tire blowouts may be attributed to driver error, many are the result of tire tread separation due to a manufacturing or design defect such as the following:
- Poor design
- Use of defective materials
- Improper manufacturing techniques
- Introduction of foreign substances during the manufacturing process
When determining whether a vehicle contains safety-related defects, a crashworthiness analysis must be conducted. This involves the science of testing how well the vehicle minimizes the risk of serious injury or fatality in a wreck. When performing this analysis, experts examine the following:
- Minimized intrusion into the passenger compartment when vehicle exterior is crushed
- Effective restraint systems
- Proper prevention of passenger ejection during an accident
- Systems in place to prevent fuel-fed fires
Contact an Experienced Defective Car Injury Lawyer
Have you been hurt or injured by a dangerous or defective piece of equipment with a vehicle? Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online, or call our offices anytime at 1-800-Attorney (1-800-288-6769) to discuss your situation with our experienced product liability attorneys. In the complimentary consultation, our attorneys will review your experiences and situation and provide you information regarding your legal rights, options, and responsibilities.
We demand strict professional standards. Our Dallas-based attorneys are among the best product liability lawyers and have resolved many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete respect and compassion. We are committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve your personal injury claim.